Tony was hosting another part that was as pointless as his last one. Still he stood near the bar getting all the drinks he wanted while others around him danced and continued there little charade. It was only then that he noticed in the corner someone who was definitely wasn't supposed to be there. The said man looked over and caught his eye only to turn away and start to leave. Tony could not allow that. He rushed over to the man.
"I am almost positive I did not invite you." He said in a jokingly manner, but still had a serious edge.
"I was just leaving. If this is truly one of the best parties Midgard has come up with I pity this realm." Loki said with a little to no venom in his voice.
"Why even come here? I mean, should I be ready to call the Avengers here? Planing to take over the world one party at a time?" Tony stared at the god with a puzzled expression. He really didn't understand why he would show his face anywhere near any Avenger after the Hulk smashed his face into the ground multiple times.
"Maybe I was bored and decided to play a little trick on this party of yours." Loki replied a mischievous glint in his eyes. Tony would have been fooled by that but there was something about the way the god's posture and his tone that he could not shake.
"I wish I could belive that. You might be the God of Mischief but you have better things to do then ruin my annoyingly boring party." Tony stated in a matter of fact tone.
It was at this moment that he could see the hesitation in Loki. He was fidgeting with his clothes. He was nervous. "You have got to trust me if you need something. The way you are acting is even out of character for you." Tony said still analyzing the god.
"The way I act is none of your business Mr. Stark." Loki said back. He seemed to be annoyed at this point. "I do as I please."
"Hey you are the one that showed up to my party." Stark said equally. "Do you know what I think? I believe you showed up here cause you were lonely and you believed the great Tony Stark could help you with that." Tony explained with a wink.
Loki gave a little smile at that saying, "You might not be to far off that mortal. You are not the worse company I could have on this measly rock you call Earth." He then proceeded to walk away from Tony. Tony in turn tried to follow.
"This is a nice chat and all but you seem to have forgotten we are enemies. We are supposed to be trying to kill each other." Tony said with ease.
"Yes. This is true. You are the one still following me Stark. If you feel as though we should end this conversation I shall help you by leaving." Loki gave Tony a look that said go away. Tony of course ignored it and went on following him.
"But I just found someone fun to talk to!" He wined when he spoke.
"If you want I could kill you. Though that would not be a very good accomplishment on my part. You are not even in your little suit of yours. It would be far to easy." Loki stated this with a smirk. "Maybe I was just waiting for the perfect opportunity." At this point they were alone in one of the many hallways.
"We both know that isn't your style. You want to be noticed, right? Who would be able to see you kill me now? No one will notice you." Tony said with a similiar smirk to Loki. At this Loki's humor vanished as if it were never there.
"You noticed me." He said his voice barely loud enough for Tony to hear. Tony stared at him as if he was seeing him in a totally different light. This was the all powerful god that had many people kneeling? What had happened to him to cause such a change?
"What happened to you, Loki?" He said, his curiousity getting the better of him.
Loki laughed a humorless chuckle. "We are quite similar aren't we Mr. Stark? Always craving attention. To gain everything we can so people will focus on us. You want to know the difference between us? You have gained all the attention you want. Everyone sees you as the great Tony Stark." Loki can't stop his rant. His words keep spilling out. Tony truly has never seen this side to Loki. Not the jelousy, but the want, the need, for attention.
Tony cuts off Loki, "You do realize the one person whose attention I wanted the most never gave it to me, right? It doesn't matter anyways. He won't be able to. You know being dead and all." Tony studies the expression the god is showing him. It is one of understanding, which is strange coming from Loki.
"I need to leave. Things to destroy. Destruction to plan." Loki says with his mask suddenly up so Tony can no longer read his expretion.
"Look I don't know what caused you to show up here but I enjoyed our little talk. Call me sometime?" Tony said as he handed Loki his business card that had his cell on it. "Maybe you can call me before you, I don't know, decided to destroy a city? Maybe I will be able to stop you." Tony gave him his award wining smile.
Loki chuckles but takes the card and walks out."Hey. He never answered my question." Tony realized a bit annoyed with himself now. "Well this was one hell of an evening." Tony says out loud even though there is no one to hear it.